Apollo Adds Marc Spilker as President

Apollo Global Management has added Marc Spilker to the newly created post of president. Spilker retired from Goldman Sachs in May, after serving as the co-head of the investment management division. In his new post at Apollo, Spilker will run day-to-day operations at the firm, and will sit on the company’s executive committee. Apollo has more than $54 billion under management across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate funds. The firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong, among other cities.


Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Marc Spilker as President of Apollo.

Mr. Spilker, 46, has agreed to join Apollo as President of the Company, a new position, effective December 1, 2010. Mr. Spilker will run the day to day operations of Apollo and sit on the Company’s Executive Committee. In addition to Mr. Spilker, Apollo’s Executive Committee includes: Leon Black, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Josh Harris, Senior Managing Director; Marc Rowan, Senior Managing Director; and, Henry Silverman, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Black said “We are excited to welcome Marc as President of Apollo and believe we will benefit from his deep experience in the financial industry. His successful career at Goldman Sachs and his extensive knowledge of the alternative asset management industry make him an ideal addition to our Executive Committee as we move forward.”

Mr. Spilker said “I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Apollo toward the continued success of the firm. The environment for alternative asset managers is rich with opportunities and I am excited about the prospects for further growth.”

About Marc Spilker

Mr. Spilker retired from Goldman Sachs in May 2010, after 20 years of distinguished service, as the co-head of the Investment Management Division (IMD). The IMD division includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) as well as Private Wealth Management and has assets under supervision of approximately one trillion dollars. Mr. Spilker was also a member of Goldman Sachs’ firm-wide Management Committee.

About Apollo Global Management

Apollo is a leading global alternative asset manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Apollo had assets under management of over $54 billion as of June 30, 2010, in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. For more information about Apollo, please visit www.agm.com.

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